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Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

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These Regulations provide food product standards in respect of Dairy products and analogues; Fats, oils and fat emulsions; Fruit & vegetable products; Cereals and cereal products; Meat and meat products; Fish and Fish Products; Sweets & confectionery; Sweetening agents including Honey; Salt, spices, condiments and related products; Beverages like tea, coffee, mineral water etc.; and other food products like baking powder etc. They includes various aspects such as essential composition and quality factors, description, styles, food additives, contaminants, toxins and residues, hygiene, labelling, methods of sampling and analysis. The standards are also laid down for food such as proprietary food; gluten free food; radiation processing of food; and Hemp seeds and seed products. A separate chapter lays down the regulation and standards in respect of Food Additives including food colours, sweetener, yeast, lactic acid, preservatives, acidity regulators, antioxidants and processing aids.
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These regulatiions shall come into force on or after 5th August, 2011, except the regulations 2.1.7.(1)(2)(3)(4), 2.1.8 (1)(3), 2.1.11 (1)(2), 2.1.12(1), including table 14 of Appendix A and table 2 of Appendix B which shall come in to force after six months from that date.
Last amended by notification no. F.No.STD/FA/A-1.30/No.1/2020-FSSAI, dated 21st February, 2023.
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